Ann Staudt

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Five Iowa State University undergraduates are spending the summer traveling across Iowa talking about water quality and conservation issues as part of the Water Resources Internship program. In addition to outreach activities, the interns will also assist with field research on water quality, cover crops and soil health.

By: Ann Staudt

Water Rocks!, a statewide water education program based at Iowa State University, recently updated its website at The update includes an interactive county map and optimization to ensure compatibility with mobile devices, tablets and popular web browsers.

By: Ann Staudt

Water Rocks! has released a series of new rap music videos created to engage audiences with music and messages about conservation topics ranging from soil health to understanding watersheds.

By: Ann Staudt

More than 36,000 students participated in Water Rocks! classroom presentations, outdoor classroom programs and school assemblies during 2017-18. Feedback and evaluation metrics show significant increases in student comprehension as well as more adoption of conservation topics in classroom discussion.

By: Ann Staudt

A new Water Rocks! presentation for upper-elementary and middle school classrooms, Power of Pollinators, is ready to make its debut.

By: Ann Staudt

Nearly 33,000 K-12 students in Iowa were singing, hopping, drawing and discovering as they learned about Iowa’s natural resources and ecosystems during high-energy Water Rocks! lessons delivered during the 2018-2019 academic school year.

By: Ann Staudt

This water education program based at Iowa State University continues to educate Iowa's youth about conservation and water quality.

By: Liz Ripley and Ann Staudt

The Water Rocks! program has launched a new education module for high school students at two Story County schools.

By: Ann Staudt and Liz Ripley

A tree photo challenge offered by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach invites Iowans to get outside and snap pictures of themselves with as many varieties of trees as they can.

By: Hilary Pierce and Ann Staudt